North Florida Sport Shot Series

The North Florida Sport Shot Series is almost here!  The NFSSS is a brand new monthly scratch tournament played on sport shot oil patterns, yet we added a few fun twists to enhance the tournament experience.  Expedited tournament check-in and lane assignments are available to those that register in advance.  Each tournament can be a Junior Gold Qualifier.  To emphasize the importance of spares, there is an optional “Most Spares” contest for scholarship funds.  At the end of each monthly event, an optional “Extreme Eliminator Challenge” contest takes place for additional scholarship awards.  A year-end Scholarship Tournament will award SMART funds to all that qualify and participate.

Here is the NFSSS Entry Form and complete NFSSS Tournament Rules.

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Tournament Schedule:

Check-in 9:00am-9:45am; Tournament starts at 10:00am

  • SUN SEP 24 — Batt Family Fun Center
  • SUN OCT 29 — King Pins Bowling Center
  • SUN NOV 26 — Nassau Bowling Center
  • SAT DEC 30 — Jax Lanes Grove Park
  • SUN FEB 25 — Bowl America Orange Park
  • SUN MAR 25 — Bowl America Southside
  • SUN MAY 6 — ***Location TBD***
  • SUN JUN 3 (Scholarship Invitational) — ***Location TBD***
  • SAT JUL 7 & SUN JUL 8 “Junior Gold Simulator” 2-day event — NAS Freedom Lanes & King Pins

Overall Tournament Format: 5 games, moving lanes each game

Tournament Divisions: Six — U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U20 Boys, U20 Girls.  Junior Gold divisions may be combined by age group to meet the minimum number of entries (5) for the qualifier.  “Most Spares Contest” and “Extreme Eliminator Challenge” are split into 2 divisions (boys and girls) but may be combined if less than 5 entries in either division.

Entry Fees:

  • Entry Fee is $25/tournament ($15 lineage/expenses, $10 scholarship fund)
  • Optional “Most Spares Contest” is $5 (100% awarded out)
  • Optional “Extreme Eliminator Challenge” is $5 (100% awarded out)
  • Optional Junior Gold Qualifier entry is $20 for U12, $30 for U15, $40 for U20 (Note: This is separate from the annual Junior Gold national membership fee of $10 for U12 or $30 for U15/U20)

“Most Spares Contest”

The “Most Spares Contest” is a scholarship event built into the NFSSS monthly tournaments.  Entrants to this optional add-on contest will be given a scoring sheet to record their scores “frame-by-frame” and tally their total spares over the 5 qualifying games.  The bowler(s) with the highest number of spares will win (or split, if there’s a tie) the scholarship pool.

“Extreme Eliminator Challenge”

The “Most Spares Contest” is a scholarship event that takes place right after the qualifying round of each NFSSS monthly tournament.  Entrants to this optional add-on contest will be assigned to a lane (with their gender division).  For each round of the challenge, contestants will throw one ball in effort to knock down at least the minimum number of pins required (Round 1 = 7 pins, Round 2 = 8 pins, Round 3 = 9 pins, Rounds 4+ = 10 pins).  The last person standing in each division will be awarded the scholarship pool (NO TIES!).

Junior Gold Qualifier:

Each regular monthly tournament (between September and May) may include an optional Junior Gold Qualifier event, depending upon the number of entrants that register in advance AND indicate they will enter the Junior Gold qualifier.  The 5-game qualifying round scratch scores will be used to determine the entry winner(s), using an award ratio of 1:5 in each age/gender division.  Junior Gold divisions may be combined (by age group) if there are not enough entrants (5) in a division; If there are still not enough Junior Gold entrants for age group, players will have the option to compete in a higher age division by paying the difference in JG entry fee OR the Junior Gold add-on fee will be refunded prior to the competition.

Scholarship Invitational:

The Scholarship Invitational event in June is restricted to the youth bowlers that competed in at least four (4) of the seven (7) monthly NFSSS tournaments.  Eligible entrants will be notified via email by May 15th.  The tournament format will be the same as monthly tournaments, but there will not be a Junior Gold qualifier option.  SMART scholarships will be awarded to all participants at the discretion of the Tournament Directors (100% paid out).


Please send all questions to the Tournament Directors (listed below), via email to or through this website’s homepage.

Tournament Directors: Ryan Waters, Michelle Speight & Donna Evans